Monday, 29 December 2014

What I got for Christmas

There's a lot of controversy with these blog posts as some see it as boasting and some read into what's been bought and all sorts of silly drama starts up. 

But I personally love reading these posts and I wanted to share a few of the bits I was treated to.

Firstly as a sort -f disclaimer, I am in no way boasting about what I have. you might like something I have been given and want to purchase it for yourself. 
I am very lucky to be treated by my friends and family and I appreciate everything I've been given. I don't expect anything for Christmas, spending time with my wonderful family is enough for me, but I know my partner Sam especially likes to thank me for looking after our family during the year and treat me to a few things at Christmas time. We all work very hard though out the year, whether it's in a paid job or by keeping our family together and strong -everyone deserves a little break and a treat here and there. So here's a little looks at some of the things I was given...


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Sam's Dad and his wife got us this great Sergeant Peppermill. Great isn't it? 


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The most thoughtful gift was from my amazing friend Amy (who I've mentioned loads before) she put together a memory book of all the great things we did this year, it is actually stunning and the time and effort that's gone into it is absolutely incredible. It's so lovely to look back on. She got me a chocolate shoe from Cadbury World too which made my day as I missed them when Cadbury were selling the chocolate shoes in Covent Garden for a couple of days earlier in the year. 


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I didn't waste any time and started to wear in these beautiful shoes from Sam straight away. I've been saying I need a simple closed-toe pair of black heels for ages and I like my shoes to be long lasting so I tend to spend a little more on them as I get a lot of wear out of my heels so Carvela is a great place to start. These will go with everything and at least I can wear tights with them with the weather getting colder. Though I think the PJ's and socks add a certain something!


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 Sam also got me a camera which I really wasn't expecting, it connects to Wifi so can upload straight to social media and stuff and it's white and pretty and I'm so happy with it! 

He also got me some Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip protectant and MAC's Creme Cup which has been on my wish list for a while. He picked up Kenzo Flower at the airport when he was working in Demark last month, my birthday is 11th November (poppy Day) so he felt the poppy theme of the bottle was appropriate. It smells lovely too so it was a good choice. I have a little black travelo to go with it so I can carry it around with me too. 

My parents got me Dior Addict which is the perfume I've worn for years along with some Forego Rochets and some bamboo socks which are so soft! I actually really like getting socks and Christmas and I'm really seeing the benefits in spending more money on things like socks.

My brother and his girlfriend got me the Friends box set which I am so pleased with. My family can quote a ridiculous amount of Friends and a lot of it goes over Sams head so we've been meaning to watch all of the series so he can join us in being Friends nerds! It has a load of bonus features and deleted scenes which I imagine are great to watch. This is going to get us through a dull January I'm sure! They also got me some an Alice in Wonderland mirror and note paper which are almost too cute to use!

My other brother left his Christmas shopping to Christmas eve and panicked but still got us a great voucher so we could go out to dinner which we love to do -an excellent last minute gift!

A good friend of mine got me some more Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish which is great timing as mine is running out.

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The day wasn't about the presents. It was Masons first proper Christmas where he started to understand it all so that was really lovely. We had such an amazing day at my parents, and I'm feeling so lucky to have such an incredible family. 

But basically I'm so easy to buy for, when in doubt, heels, perfume and restaurant vouchers! You just can't go wrong!



If you have done a Christmas present post let me know in the comments! I'd love to have a nose!




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21 comments:

  1. You got some lovely gifts! Love the look of the shoes simple but gorgeous & the peppermill is adorable! Glad you had a nice Christmas :) x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

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    1. Thank you. The shoes are a great investment! They'll definitely get worn a lot! I hope you had a nice Xmas too
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  2. Christmas is a wonderful time to share memories with friends and family. I love the scrapbook idea, so personal and lovely! Ah you got friends DVDs, awesome! Personally I love these types of posts, I know there’s a lot of controversy but they are fun and it’s nice to get ideas! All the best for 2015!! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. Yea I really like reading them myself. The scrapbook is so beautiful!

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  3. Looks like you got some lovely new things x

    Wishing you the loveliest new year xx

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

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  4. What lovely thoughtful gifts, those heels are just stunning!

    I've just posted my What I Got For Christmas post if you fancy a peek, a totally agree with you about the unnecessary drama around these posts, I've already picked up a few bits in the sales inspired by people's Christmas hauls so I think these posts are fab!

    Chloe xx

    Chloe's Way

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    1. I'll definitely take a look - I love these posts! Sale posts are great too!

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  5. Those shoes!!! It sounds as though you are chuffed with everything and that memory book is an amazing idea xx

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    1. They are lovely aren't they? I didn't take them off on Xmas day!

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  6. Oh you got so,e lovely things! Your man did good chosen for you fragrance, mine would have chosen something awful haha. Love those heels so much xx

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    1. Haha! I wasn't sure at first, I was a bit worried he'd picked something without my help but it's lovely!

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  7. Such lovely presents! I hope you had a great day :)

    Abbey xo | www.absie.co.uk

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    1. I'm so happy with everything. I hope you had a lovely Xmas x

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  8. Wow that's a lot of amazing-ness going on.
    www.loevensmakeuprambles.blogspot.com

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    1. it really is! I'm very pleased and feel so lucky!

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  9. Wow, great post! I really want a chocolate shoe now.

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    1. I keep wanting to eat it but I want to keep it!

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  10. Looks like you got some lovely things, those Carvela shoes are stunning! Glad you had a lovely Christmas.

    Lots of Love,

    What Abby Loves

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    1. I have worn the shoes so much already. I didn't take them off on Xmas day.
      I hope you had a lovely xmas too! x

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  11. Wow, you got some lovely gifts. The shoes are simply stunning, what a beautiful present! Hope you had a good Christmas :) xx

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